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Mom-In-Training: Birthday Party For Baby Alive

Little Miss. Nid got a Baby Alive doll for Christmas from her grandparents and aunt and has complained that Baby Alive aka Emma hasn’t had a birthday yet and is zero years old.

For the past few days I’ve put it off. But was instructed this morning to make sure the dining table was clean. Being the obedient mother that I am, I went with it; I cleared the table, brought out Barbie, Elsa and Anna and placed plates, cups and napkins on the table. I even stitched “Emma” a new dress for her big day.

After the little missy returned home from school, we had a cookies and milk birthday party for Emma. We sang her the birthday song and even cut a cookie-tower cake.

I don’t particularly like birthday parties during week, but thankfully the guests quickly ate their treats and went off to play.

I know it’s kind of hilarious but when the missy wants a birthday party, you have to give her “baby girl” a birthday party.

Needless to say, the child in me awoke today and I got a big hug and kiss as a thank you, and the biggest smile; which is what it’s all about at the end of the day, isn’t it?

Enjoy the rest of your week and let the child in you come out and play a little too! Xoxo

~Tamana

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Nid’s 5th Birthday Letter

Happy Birthday, doll! May God bless you with all life’s joys and happiness. May you forever be loved and blessed. May you grow to become a beautiful person, inside and out. May you always know how much your mommy and daddy love you. God bless you, my darling. 

The past five years have gone by far to fast. Your daddy and I are amazed at how quickly you’re growing up and how independent you’re becoming. From the day we brought you home, you were the blessing in our home and lives and with every day that passes, we are reminded by the blessing you are. 

This year, you’ve become more independent than ever. You’re helping me in the kitchen with cooking and baking cakes (with the hope of licking the frosting off the spoons). You’ve helped me hang laundry and fold your own clothes. You’ve even encouraged me to read more, as your interest to visit the library has sparked an interest in me and so our weekly library visits have turned into a special time for both of us. 

You started French immersion school this year and have taken on the new language with such interest and pride. Your favourite song, bonjour les amie, is amazing to listen to, even though you sing it over and over again. You love counting in French and we’ve made a game out of it. It’s fantastic how quickly you’re picking it all up. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments.

Congratulations, my doll for achieving so much this past year. God bless you always. Mommy and daddy love you dearly! Happy 5th Birthday!

It’s My Birthday Week

MEYou read the title right; my birthday is only 6 days away and I’m so excited for it. I’ve got absolutely nothing special planned but I am excited that it’s my birthday, more excited than I’ve ever been.

As some of you may know, I used to hate my birthday because it always resulted in broken promises and unfulfilled expectations. But this year, I have no expectations from anyone, except myself! I have set some goals for myself, that I hope to begin soon and I have some self-improvement ideas as well.

I’m really hoping for a day to myself. Is that selfish? I just want to have a day to do whatever I want, by myself, on my terms. A day that does not consist of me running errands or catching up on housework. And if it’s not too much to ask, I’d like to enjoy my day without the limitation of finances. That’s what I would really love for my special day.

But we’ll see how the days leading up go and what turns out to be my day!

Ni’s 3rd Birthday Party

My little Minnie Mouse at her 3rd Birthday Party
My little Minnie Mouse at her 3rd Birthday Party

Although both Nid and I were sick with a cold, we celebrated her third birthday this past weekend. She was so excited that her friends were coming over to play with her, that I didn’t have the heart to cancel her party. It was a fun-filled day and she was so happy; which was worth all the effort and energy D and I put into making her party happen.

She’s grown up so much, it amazes me every time I think about it. She was such a good girl, shared her toys and goodies with her friends and there were no breakdowns or tantrums. We played a couple of games; hot balloon and toss the ball in the bucket and all the kids ate and enjoyed themselves, as did their parents. Overall, I think my first toddler birthday party was a big success!

Here are some photos of her special day!

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With two of her best friends; Jamario and D’ondria
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Kisses and Hugs while cutting her cake
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Anxiously opening presents
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With her three friends; Jamario, Adamaya and D’ondria
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Cheers and claps for being such a big girl
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The amazing cake by Jessica from Cupcake Junkie
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Playing toss the ball in the bowl
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Best friends hold hands

Happy 3rd Birthday, Ni!

Ni's Year In Review
Ni’s Year In Review

Happy Birthday, darling!

I can’t believe you’re three years old! Time has flown by so quickly. I remember the day you were born, you were so tiny and fragile and now, you are such a big girl. You’re riding a bike now, you can open the fridge and freezer doors. You know how to tidy up your room on your own and put on your clothes. You can grab a snack on your own and share one with mommy and daddy too.

The day Ni was born
The day Ni was born

You’ve become so independent and as much as daddy and I would like to think so, you’re not our little baby anymore. You’re our big girl now and we are so happy to see what a beautiful girl you are becoming.

Ni's First Birthday
Ni’s First Birthday

You started pre-school earlier this year, it was hard at first, but you’ve gotten used to it now and love it. You also have a new babysitter, Kiesha and she’s grown so close to you, as you have to her.

Ni's Second Birthday
Ni’s Second Birthday

As you start another year and grow bigger, smarter, more beautiful, mommy and daddy want you to know that we love you so much, more than anything in the world. Your smiles help soothe all of our pains and miseries and take away all of our stress. No matter how big you get or how old you are, you will always be our darling baby girl and we’ll love just as much tomorrow as we do today.

Three Years Old!

Three Years Old!

Happy Birthday, sweetheart. Hugs and kisses for another beautiful year ahead. Xoxo

Planning Ni’s 3rd Birthday Party

NI's First Day of Daycare
NI’s First Day of Daycare

Can you believe it? My little munchkin is going to be 3-years old next month! It surprises me and shocks me to see how big she’s gotten. I mean, just look at her in this photo above, she was only 1-years old and now she’s almost 3. Wow! How quickly time flies.

As you all know, she’s a Halloween baby. As I’ve done for the past two years, I will be planning a costume birthday party for her this year as well. However, this year, we’ve decided not to invite adults and basically have 5-6 children come over that attend the same daycare as her. Plus, I’ll be taking a cake into daycare for her, so that she can celebrate her birthday with her classmates as well.

The theme this year is Minnie Mouse! Well actually, we are debating between Dora the Explorer and Minnie Mouse. I think Ni likes both, I prefer Minnie. But Dev told me to also consider Dora. I just find it hard to picture Ni dressed up as Dora, plus, Minnie Mouse is so much cuter. But we’re going to leave it up to Ni to decide.

The plan is to print out a couple of pictures of each character and put them up around the house, the ones Ni collects the most of is the one we’ll be choosing as the theme for the party. After all, it is her party and she should be the one to decide which character she’d like to see at her birthday, right?

Right now, I’m mostly occupied by figuring out what I’m going to feed the kids that do come over and what games/activities we’re going to do. So, I’m spending a lot of my free-time on Pinterest hunting for ideas.

If you know any, do share. I could really use the help because this is the first party that I’m having kids over for and I just don’t know what exciting games we can play.

Ni’s 28th Month Birthday Letter

Ni's Weekly & Monthly Birthday Letters
Ni’s Weekly & Monthly Birthday Letters

Happy Belated 28th Month Birthday, my darling Ni!

With daddy’s birthday right at the end of the month, it completely slipped my mind to write your birthday letter. Daddy’s birthday was quite fun. You spent the weekend with grandma and grandpa but I heard you enjoyed yourself. As for mommy and daddy, we spent the weekend at home and had a little party.

As for the rest of the month, it was as usual. Nothing exceptionally special happened, except that you’ve now grown so much that you can unlock the front door. Thankfully the door is too heavy for you so you can’t just yet open it. But after a recent death of a 3-year old toddler, I’m concerned that you try to open the door. So, I’ve put a chain-lock on the front door; which thankfully, is far out of your reach.

Besides that nothing else has really happened. You’re growing into a beautiful little girl. Most of your teeth have come in now and I just love seeing your little smile and tiny teeth. You squint your eyes, wrinkle your nose and then smile with your teeth. I love it. It’s adorable and so are you.

Mommy and daddy love you dearly; don’t you ever forget that. We’ll always be standing beside you no matter where you go in life. We love seeing you grow and learn all sorts of new things. Just try to keep some of the tantrums at bay, it gets a little tiring for mommy when you’re throwing a hissy-fit. Besides that, you’re a pretty good girl and we are so blessed to have you.
Happy Birthday, sweetheart. xoxo

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